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there looking?g? >> not too well, rebecca. as you know, asia is not getting a chance to react to the u.s. confidence data coming out on friday. a sell-off in the region. the kospi down 2.8%. the economy did nothing to lift the shang hang market. the hang seng down 3.6% and the sensex 2.3%. in terms of nymymenymex, down a. brent should be lower as well following it. brent is trading around the ranges of $70.95 a barrel. bertha, please give us some good news. >> christine, we seem to be taking our tone from you. the market looks to extend losses. futures well below fair value. we'll get another read on consumers. earnings from lowe's and data later from housing from the national association of realtors. those are likely to weigh on the markets. we've got dow futures 120 points or so below fair value. nasdaq futures well below. s&p futures as well. taking a look at the bond market, we are seeing a move to safe havens, the yields lower. the guild in london, a record low yield. the ten-year bund at 3.3%. the ten-year note here. we are going to hear from ben bernanke at the end of the week. th
for joining us. >>> the remains of the first american pilot shot down over iraq during the 1991 persian gulf war are finally back home. navy captain michael scott speicher disappeared when his plane went down over anbar province on the first night of the war. his remains have been recovered and positively identified. the discovery should end years of speculation that speicher survived and was held captive. according to the navy an iraqi civilian told u.s. forces early last month that he had witnessed the crash. another iraqi told the marines he saw speicher's body being buried after the crash. >>> the state department trying to find out what happened to three americans who were taken into custody in iran. iranian media report they were arrested for crossing illegally from iraq into iran. a fourth american who was supposed to join them on a hike through the kurdish region of iraq apparently fell ill and stayed behind. one of the americans detained in iran is pennsylvania. his mother spoke to cnn radio network. >> my husband and i are eager for the best welfare and conditions for our son josh
>>> here in new york, markets taking a breather. commodity stocks and banks seeing -- >> in the u.s., state of wall street's rally could hinge this weekend on data on the consumer and the outcome of the fed meeting. >>> welcome to cnbc's worldwide exchange. we'll start out with a look at the global session at the beginning of the week. down six points. good session as we heard in japan in japan in particular today. nick kay off ten-month highs. one hour into their trading week taking profits from the ten-month highs we closed in at on friday. household goods, construction, weakest sectors at the moment.t. dollar is trying to retain most of its gains. lost a little bit of ground to the yen.n. still 97.40. ua dollar 141.89. bank of england's meeting last week and u.s. selling 85.33. nice to see you. >> hey, nice to see you, too. hope you had a good weekend. in asia, nice start to the week. duty optimism of the u.s. jobs on friday. fueling optimism. u.s. could lead the world into a recovery. that is providing support to the markets. ten-month high.. rise in machinery orders. first time
or reading sound less boring and the issue is so few of us have the time in the day to piece this together succinctly and brilliantly and watching ryan talk about something as boring as government policy but how it represented something on a map, a shift how drugs move from this country and with the related to in terms of what we need and what we hughes, we desire and how we try to get it is a truly brilliant thing. it does change the way you view the country and the geography and how we deal with people. so this is an honor to mind. it's an important book and necessary. "this is your country on drugs" is something everybody can read so there's not a reason to try not to read it and without further ado, join me in welcoming ryan grim. [applause] -- before, thanks, alex, that was kind. and thank you to ever believe it came to light. i appreciate this. this book gets complex at times the start of a very simply about eight years ago i realized i hadn't seen lsd and probably three years. i started looking for it. i started asking friends who go to fish shows or burning man or rainbow gathering
.4%. numbers suggest the steep decline in the economy might be easing. so, betsy stark joins us again tonight. >> reporter: the economy has lost jobs for 19 straight months. under normal circumstances, today's numbers would be apalg. given where they we have been, they are another sign the worst is behind us and the seeds of a recover are being to take hold. at the white house today, the president took some credit for today's jobs numbers saying the stimulus plan had rescued the economy from castro fee. >> today, we're pointed in the right direction. >> in the first three days on of this year, panicked employees were slashing jobs at an average pace of nearly 700,000. that has eased to about 30,000 a month. >> that period of freefall is over. >> if everything sticks to script, 6 to 12 months we'll feel better. >> reporter: 34-year-old who lost his job as a bank sales manager a year ago is already feeling better. so, when do you start this job? >> monday. >> reporter: monday? >> yes. >> reporter: he just got a new job in banking. though it comes with a $50,000 pay cut. >> it's almost a salary
. laura: are democrats using senator ted kennedy's death to push for health care reform. will it hurt or help their cause? >> i believe that the cia's best days are still yet to come. ufer will have my support as you carry on this critical work. laura: but with the attorney general investigating the cia and threatening to prosecute interrogators, some say the administration is waving the white flag in the war on terror. [sirens] and president obama now wants september 11th to be a national day of service. is that the best way to remember the thousands of americans who lost their lives on that day? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- laura: hi, everyone. i'm laura ingraham, reporting tonight for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. playing politics with senator kennedy's death. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. it only took a few hours after the death of ted kennedy for democrats to begin using his death to
morning 10:00 eastern time. 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. for all of us on the news team, thanks for trusting us for your news and information. mr. bill o'reilly is next. good night. laura: "the o'reilly factor" is on, tonight. >> we need affordable, accessible, health care. that's what he dedicated his life to. in his memory i will do everything i can to help achieve that goal. laura: are democrats using senator ted kennedy's death to push for health care reform. will it hurt or help their cause? >> i believe that the cia's best days are still yet to come. ufer will have my support as you carry on this critical work. laura: but with the attorney general investigating the cia and threatening to prosecute interrogators, some say the administration is waving the white flag in the war on terror. [sirens] and president obama now wants september 11th to be a national day of service. is that the best way to remember the thousands of americans who lost their lives on that day? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox
union. that is the "fox report." i will see you tomorrow. thank you for having us in your home. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- mike: "the o'reilly factor," is on. >> we want to make sure he is not welcome back. mike: the president is left with egg in his face. he was given a hero's welcome. we will have analysis of this outrageous situation. >> millions of people of faith are supporting health insurance reform. >> members of congress, will you? >mike: summer trying to sell obama care on a religious basis. >> there are people in life who i think our karma compromises. mike: dennis miller for some tough talk on nancy pelosi. >> we will start setting out people's first amendment rights. mike: caution, you are about to enter the "no spin zone." "the o'reilly factor," starts right now. hello, i'm mike huckabee reporting for bill o'reilly. the convicted terrorist is the subject of the "talking points memo." here are images of people cheering the return of a murderer. he killed people over lockerbie , sc
aboard, folks. 6:00 in new york city. thank you for joining us. brian is off. peter is here today. peter. good morning. gretchen: let's talk about bill clinton. haven't heard about him for a while. he has been dispatched to north korea to try to bring those those two americans who have been in prison. they were ordered to 12 years of hard labor, laura ling and yuna lee. now the president -- it's unclear who requested him to come over to north korea, but can he get the job done? he's known as a diplomat. the rest of the world basically loves this guy. can he make his magic work there? steve: the two women were working for a company that was owned by al gore. and al gore does have an association with bill clinton. i believe they worked together back in the 1990's from what i remember. >> they don't like each other, i don't think. steve: then why is he here? apparently one of the families said, remember, we've imprisoned the girls for 12 years because we think they were spies. but, you know what? we would release them to bill clinton. if bill clinton shows up, laura ling and yuna lee, we mi
-628-0205. you can reach us on twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. you can also reach us by e-mail, journal@c-span.org. if you call in, make sure that you turn down your television or radio so that you do not feed back. we will start with the front page of "the wall street journal." "taliban is now winning." this is the report from peter spiegel in washington. "the commander, general stanley mcchrystal, has offered a preview of the strategic assessment that he is going to deliver to washington later this month, saying that the troop shifts are designed to better protect the afghanistan civilians from rising levels of taliban violence and intimidation. the coming redeployments are the clearest manifestation on the death toll and spike in military deaths in afghanistan." we will look at that chart this morning, the mounting toll of the u.s. troop casualties in afghanistan. another article this morning from the philadelphia -- "philadelphia inquirer." de "the president's national security adviser did not rule out adding more u.s. forces in afghanistan to help turn around a war that he said yes
caused many of us to question that while households are tightening their budgets, federal agencies continue to report profit two companies if it were expected and not earned. it is if one had a restaurant and you go to it as a customer. it is if you are a waiter or waitress and charged them with items that you did not ask for. some agencies are giving contractors or were just as poorly, pretty much everything those contractors could want. . . that said, i do believe there can be some possible solutions and some that we may want to pursue. after it was exposed that department of defense contractors were getting reword fees, this estimated in foreign $50 million in savings in the programs were the rollover practice was once used. perhaps, this should be extended to other agencies. i've personally do not see the object of incentivizing worked contractors if we do not know whether they work. in some cases, they do not know what they want out of the contractors that they do business with, let alone how the performance should be delivered. schedules and put -- skills and -- they may be u
. the full senate officially confirming federal appeals court judge sonia sotomayor to sit on the u.s. supreme court. the final vote 68-31 for the nominee raised in the bronx and educated in the ivies. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is confirmed. >> just like that, our nation will get its first hispanic justice. a woman nominated by our nation's first african-american president. the president spoke minutes after the vote. >> and with this hispanic -- historic vote, the senate has confirmed that judge sotomayor has the intellect, the history, the integrity and the independence of find ably serve on our nation's highest court. shepard: the president calling a wonderful day in america. not everyone seems to agree. 31 u.s. senators voted against her confirmation. many of them republicans. many expressed concerns biassed or prone to judicial activism. >> a philosophy that's consistent with the activist judicial philosophy. that is that she said openly that her opinions, her sympathies and her prejudices
, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that's going to do it for us. >> it sounds easier to let your neighbor dog sit. >>> here's "cnn newsroom" with heidi collins, have a great day. >>> surprise, former president bill clinton is in north korea and he's on a mission too. he's trying to free two american journalists. and he's getting a pretty warm welcome, our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty will be taking a closer look at that. also, keeping a very close eye on iran today because there are new accusations and new questions about the three americans that we told you about that are under arrest there. we'll be getting to that story shortly. >>> and in pakistan, young boys stolen from their homes, brainwashed and then trained to kill. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, today is tuesday, august 4th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a rare mission inside north korea for a former american president, bill clinton arrived there early this morning. he's there trying to gain the release of two jailed journalists. they were sentenced to 12 years in a very secretive t
labor. instead, they are expected to get a ride home with bill clinton in comfort. >> u.s. officials said the plan to have former president bill clinton secure the release of the two american journalists was negotiated before he landed, and at the airport, he was greeted by north korea's top leaders, including its lead nuclear negotiator, but the white house insisted this was a private visit by the former president, and that he was not carrying any message from president obama. >> our focus right now is in insuring that the safety of two journalists that are in north korea right now. thaw is not how north korea's state-unnews agency characterized the visit, which included a dinner meeting with kim jung il. at the meeting place, bill clinton resphectsfully delivered barack obama's message to kim jung il. >> mr. clinton is the first high-level american to meet kim sing the north korean leader reportedly had a stroke last august, providing the dictator was a badly needed propaganda victory, according to former u.n. ambassador john bolton. >> obviously bringing a former president to nort
thousand jobs lost that are needed to stimulate the u.s. economy. bret: the administration is leaning hard on the senate to put more money into the cash for clunkers program. it warned today that if the senate fails to act, the popular incentive will run out of gas within days. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> as ford announced its first monthly sales increase since the start of the recession, the cash for clunkers program, credited with helping the boost, was running on fumes and auto dealers were on the warpath. >> i think dealers are very angry. it should be obvious to a lot of money, there have been a lot of issues with the current administration. >> the white house says without senate approval of a house bill adding $2 billion in clunker funding, it can only guarantee rebates for a few more days. >> if it doesn't happen this week, it's unlikely that we will make it to the weekend with a program that can continue. >> republicans argued misreading the initial popularity in the clunkers' program means extending it might cost more than lawmakers expect. >> when th
, it is bittersweet. >> the navy says an iraqi civilian told u.s. forces early last month that he had witnessed the crash. another iraqi told marines that he saw speicher's body being buried after the crash. >>> the state department is trying to find out what happened to three americans who were taken into custody in iran. iranian media reports they were arrested for crossing illegally from iraq into iran. a fourth american who was supposed to join them on a hike through the kurdish region of iraq apparently fell ill and stayed behind. one of the americans detained in iran is from pennsylvania. his mother spoke to cnn radio network. >> my husband and i are eager for the best welfare and conditions for our son josh and for the other two it companions he's with. and that is our only concern, his welfare, and the best conditions for him. >> the state department says the swiss ambassador to tehran is trying to get information about the detained americans. the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> for president obama and his administration, a six-month checkup. he gathered his entire cabin
morning, again, everyone. i'm rick. >> i'm jamie colby. good to have you with us as the president heads on the vacation. number two on the healthcare reform push drops the bombshell. no public option to. now, the question about the controversial part of the healthcare reform push were dominating the sunday talk shows, even before the sebelius news broke. caroline shively joins us from the bureau in washington, d.c. this is a bombshell, caroline. i'm curious whether killing the pub llic insurance option, turning it to to cocan op helps or hurt the bill's chances? >> it will do both. on the senate side, it would absolutely help. on "fox news sunday," ken conrad, democrat, gang of six, bipartisan group in the finance committee negotiating this. he says there are not votes for the public option on this side of thing on the senate. so he came up with the idea for non-profit co-op run by the companies. the insurance company instead of government getting involved. it would help on the senate side. opponents of healthcare should take a look at it. if you look at the house side, three committees
on policy and the federal reserve. >>> is the worst behind us? a growing number of the nation's top forecasters says the economy has already bottomed. today's market decision, the fed decision, trade data, a majority treasury auction and weekly mortgage applications. crude inventories, earnings from major retailers and much, much more as "squawk box" begins right now. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and carl quintanilla. the fed is set to wrap up a two-day meeting this afternoon. it has a policy statement that's expected at 2:15 eastern time. the central bank is widely expected to keep rates on hold for now even though a growing course of directors is looking for the fed to upgrade its comments on the economy. different economists say we could be nearing tend of a recession. the fed is expected to announce a program to buy $300 trillion in treasuries will come to an end in september. >>> a new survey of the nation's economists find ben bernanke should be reappointed to a new term as federal reserve chairman. mea
and prayers for me and my family. because of all that is going on, i'm afraid to return phone calls or use my e-mail. therefore, i recorded this video to let all of you know that i have been receiving your messages. i have not been able to thank you personally, which as you know, is not normal for me. your messages give me strength and courage, and keep me going. they mean the world to me. please don't worry. as long as i keep god in my heart and you in my life, i will be fine. i have done all i can do. i told the truth and i have faith the truth will prevail. god bless you, and thank you. >> all right. want to hear from you on this. taking your calls at 1-877-tell hln. back with us to talk about this statement, jim moray, chief correspondent, inside edition and ann bremner. ann also sat in on michael jackson's molestation trial. jim, what do you make of this? first public comments and this is what we get. what are your thoughts here? >> well, it's a public comment but he really didn't say anything. he seems to be more of a public relations issue than anything that carries legal weight. he sa
and will they not come out in the next couple of years then? brian: twitter.com. tell us what you think. have the clunkers worked for you have you bought? are you a dealer? the president of the united states an interesting tact yesterday. after going a couple of days without talking about health carat all he sat down with what he considers, some consider, a conserve fife talk show host -- conservative talk show host and had a 25-minute interview in which he took some calls. gretchen: he did. and the president laid out four things that absolutely must be in his idea of what health care reform is here they are. gretchen: must be deficit neutral. i'm not sure what that means. do you? peter: based on the h.r.3100 or whatever number, the big bill is, that there will be an impact. so i don't know where that's coming from. gretchen: it must bend the cost curve. he sounds like an ee condition mist. peter: that's another word for rationzing. gretchen: thank you, peter. insurance reform for all despite preexisting conditions. we've heard that before. peter: and there's agreement with the republicans on
the words she is using to describe president obama's health care reform. >> clayton: have seen her on disney, but today selena gomez brings the magic of us. the cast of the wizards of waverly place writer on "fox & friends." for our slogan this morning we actually have a letter from her chat away of enfield connecticut. once is a team from "fox news" baker because the seat of their views about when they pulled it together including the weather, they chased away all of our blues. >> alysin: nice. >> clayton: you're watching "fox & friends" and under this new health-care plan, dave and i get to give houston a physical. they want ha ha. funny should mention that because i do understand you guys will be -- >> dave: a better read that bill. >> alysin: me too. other big on to keep my current healthcare. we will demonstrate mouth-to-mouth not only on each other but on a dog. >> dave: that's right. >> alysin: how your pet mouth-to-mouth seizure usually we do medical rewind which tackles the big human health-related stories. this weekend however we have your biggest pet medical stories and there were
from the top u.s. commander there. >>> and a big drag for a suspected robber who led police on a three-mile chase. they ended up chasing him not just to catch him but to save him. >>> i'm chuck roberts. welcome on a monday hln "news and views." diver are scouring the water for the two remaining victims of saturday's crash of a sight-seeing helicopter and a small fixed wing plane. that crash killed a total of nine people and this morning divers working in near zero visibility say they think they located the plane. they say they hope to pull it out of the water today. most of the chopper was plucked yesterday and the ntsb says it was close to intact. alert witnesses on both shores, the new york and new jersey sides of the river, caught the crash on their cameras. and the ntsb says their quick action is helping them piece together exactly what happened. >> we've had some very good information from eyewitnesses. we have some footage, some pictures that you all have seen that shows immediately after the collision some of the break-up sequence and the two aircraft actually falling towards th
the drums of war over u.s. troop movement in south america. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking news within the last few minutes. a federal jury has found former louisiana democratic congressman william jefferson guilty of bribery. this case is best known, you may remember, with the $90,000 federal agents found in his freezer. national correspondent catherine herridge joins us live with details. >> according to reports we are receiving from the federal courthouse in alex an dree ya, the former congressman has been found guilty of 11 of the charges against him, including bribery, in one of the most notorious trials in the beltway within years. he was accused of accepting $400,000 in bribes and $90,000 was found stashed in the freezer of his d.c. home and in addition he was accused of seeking millions more in exchange for putting together business deals in africa. he was indicted in june of 2007, two years after f.b.i. agents began amassing the bulk of the case against him. the evidence came from an f.b.i. informant
can send us a message by twitter. here is the front page above the fold in "the washington post" -- as a ben bernanke is reappointed, the announcement will come this morning from an elementary school. here is what mr. obama will say "as an expert on the causes of the great depression i'm sure that ben never imagined he would be part of the team responsible for preventing another." he purged the collapse with calm and wisdom with bold action and thinking outside the box. -- he approached that collapsed. these reporters indicate that mr. obama's decision had become the subject of growing speculation. in washington policy circles the president called the fed chairman to the oval office this past wednesday to offer him another four-year term. mr. ben bernanke then flew off to wyoming where he gave the defense of his controversial policies. one of the points, is that appointing a democrat such as janet yellen, alan blinder, would have been popular with many democrats, but a move by mr. obama to install his own person at the fed might have rattled markets and unsettled the foreign inv
and the u.s. military had to provide him one en route. shepard: a lot of troubles from that building with the north korean government. the overall relationship, how is it affected? >> well, secretary of state clinton offered today if the north koreans want to come back to six-party talks, they are welcome, but it's not clear whether the north koreans will take that up. in fact, the biggest thing that will probably come out of this is the intel that we will gain from bill clinton sitting across from kim jong-il who you will remember reportedly had a stroke last year in august and no foreigner has seen him ever since. shepard: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. jen, thanks so much. a couple of notes you may not have heard about this story. former president clinton apparently was not the only man considered for this job. "the new york times" is reporting now that the white house list of potential candidates included some other big names. among them, the former vice president al gore. again the women worked for his cable network. and the new mexico governor bill richardson who travel
't get in and were locked outside. >> won't even let us in. they've blocked us out. >> my son has the right to live. >> no doubt. >> my son has the right to health care. >> you don't really think you're going to get that, ma'am, in this bill? >> we have to do something. >> that's what i hear from the liberals. we've got to do something. a bad bill is better than nothing, i guess. >> this health care reform town hall meeting in downtown memphis spawned more than one screaming match. >> i'll make this my first priority and yes, i have read the bill. >> -- taxes. >> please don't yell out, this is america, this is memphis, tennessee, take two aspirin and come back in the morning. >> reporter: boos and cheers greeted ed perlmutter. proof people are passionate when it comes to health care reform. >> i just appreciate the fact that you're all willing to take time to come out. thank you for exercising your civic duty of talking to your congressman. >> scenes like that playing out all over america. and it's not only the crowds losing their cool at these town hall shout downs. listen to geo
by a shark. the rescuer joining us live. our slogan this hour comes from ray in north carolina. ray says, forget the rest. when it comes to news, "fox & friends" is simply the best. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- gretchen: good morning, everyone. we hope had you great weekend. brian is taking a little time off and peter johnson jr. is sitting in his seat. good to have you with us. peter: nice to be here. gretchen: maybe you checked out the news over the weekend. maybe you paid attention to this one. taxes are coming to everyone's way now? could it be true? after obama pledged that everyone who made under $250,000 would not feel the tax hike. timothy geithner on the talk show says middle class, you may be hit. >> the president has said the taxes won't go up for any americans earning under $250,000. doesn't appear is he going to be able to keep that promise to bring the deficits counsel down. >> we can't make those judgments what it's going to take and how it's going to be there. what it's going to take no on
at to get us going. the first is from brett green who writes for the denver post.com under the title of a better america immersed from woodstock. he writes woodstock means little until you place it in the larger context of the society unravelling around the young adults. from their parents generation, they had absorbed rich idealism for social and economic justice. the piece by brett green and author in denver goes on to say, it was an interlude arriving in the context of more social and political upheaval than most americans have witnessed. it was a chaotic but peaceful interlude to a forthcoming breakdown between government and the governed when combined, it would end an unpopular war. i want to talk for the first half-hour, your thoughts, did a better america emerge from woodstock. the numbers ... twitter address is cspanwj. if you have called us in the last 30 days, send your comment via e-mail or twitter and give others a chance. >> what was it about the gathering, this carnival, this music festival that influenced your political evolution and did a better america emerge from wo
. composed of people that primarily are on twitter and facebook or people that use online organizing techniques to organize their community around some kind of issue. host: you are meeting at the the david lawrence convention center in pittsburgh. . >> that basically decide if they want to follow us around. 9√∑they are trying to grab onto what we are doing, regardless of which city is in. host: c-span has a presence at both conferences. we will be covering today and tomorrow, some of the panels that are taking place, including a conversation with congressman suspect and arlen specter who will be speaking at the event with the former dnc chairman howard dean. where do you see the netroots movement going into next three- five years? guest: what will happen is that the past seven or so, we have worked on the electric-politics. it has gotten pretty sophisticated. there has been signs among activists and victories and money raised on line. you'll start seeing people translate that into techniques that are effective for governments. getting things like health care passed, getting the cat a
. it is reasonable to declare that the worst of the crisis is behind us and that the first signs of global growth have appeared. back to the phone for the independent. >> ben bernanke and the bankers were optimistic. wondering why anyone would believe. unemployment rising. they did nothing good in sight other than inflation. turn down your television or radio. >> ok. there you go. >> ok. i'm here. ok. what i would like to say is i feel like the economy is doing great. president obama is basically making things better for more people. the republicans to say it was basically stag nent for the top 1% of society. theyer saying we'll sacrifice many for the sak of the economy such as the big corporations. now, you are seeing -- if you look at the surveys and things people are talking about votes. i'm optimistic myself. i'm going to open up a business. it has been owned and ran by people who were running on credit. things are bottoming out and flipping over. this is a reason why a lot of moin or thes and different type of people they are dealing their own businesses and empowering themselves. jo der rem
. 202-737-0002 for democrats. we also have a line for independents, and send us a tweed. inside "usa today" the health- care battle bubbling over in town hall forums across the nation this month, shifting to tv screens. if you go to the website politico.com, a $12 million edged campaign committee latest wave of ads in support of the president's plan. mike allen joins us. can you explain what this is all about. guest: the $12 million buy, which is the first of tens of millions of dollars of money going out in support of the president's plant is an effort by white house allies to counter all the great coverage we have been seeing on c-span and elsewhere of these raucous town halls. as you know, this is the reversal of the landscape that president clinton faced back in 1993 when the air waves were very much dominated by the opposition. >> this is coming -- host: this is coming at the same time as the net routes meeting in michigan, and "usa to the" is pinning it $57 million in health-care advertising. guest: it is like a presidential campaign if you are in ohio you will see more of the
- based forms of fuel that is killing us and telling the resources we need to survive. last summer when gas prices were so expensive, people were screaming to, isn't it terrible. it is tough to live without gasoline but a lot harder to live without water, three days, that is it. i think you bring up a great point in terms of realizing the true cost of the exploitation of those kinds of resources. host: wisconsin on our independent line. caller: first, i want to thank you for c-span. i want to thank the two young people for being on the air. it is so important. i don't remember if it was discovery, national geographic or the history channel but they showed a program where countries -- several countries in the world where they are playing with our weather and putting some kind of gas pump up into the ozone layer and it is affecting the way in that gulf stream patterns and other patterns, and it is influencing -- excuse me -- influencing our weather. and also, why can't governments all over the world outlaw plastic? it would create jobs and get rid of all of this crap all of our water? hos
one of us. the senate still has this week to go before it breaks for august. for the lawmakers going back home, they are getting an earful from the public. shannon bream is on the hill for us. what kind of reaction has there been among voters? >> it has not been all positive. last week, we saw that a senator from maryland got an earful from a town hall meeting. both republicans and democrats have talked about this august recess being positive. we know the democrats wanted to get a bill done before the recess. it happened again this weekend. kathleen sebelius and senator arlen specter went home. it wanted to talk to people. what they heard was not a positive bunch of feedback. here's what they got. >> i look at this health-care plan and i see nothing that is about health or about care. what i see is a bureaucratic nightmare, senator. medicaid is broke. medicare is broke. social security is broke. you want us to believe that a government that cannot even run a cash for clunkers program is going to run 1/7 of the u.s. economy? >> that is a reaction we are seeing. these town halls are sc
much for being with us, mr. haros. here now, wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, breaking news. an historic vote by the united states senate confirming judge sonia sotomayor as the first hispanic justice of the united states supreme court. we have reaction from president obama that's just in. also, former president bill clinton peppered with questions about his successful mission to bring back two american journalists from north korea. what he's saying and what he isn't saying. >>> plus, cnn marks 200 days in office for president obama with a new national report card and a new poll on the president's approval rating. is the public still backing the president? i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics, and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> following breaking news this hour. federal appeals court judge sonia sotomayor just confirmed by the senate to be the country's 111th supreme court justice. only the third woman and most significantly the first hispanic to sit on the nation'
in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> boy, can you imagine how they were overcome at that moment? lee and ling were employed by the media company owned by al gore. president obama watched this joyous reunion on television as we all did here. he said he is breathing a sigh of relief now that the women are back home. >> i want to just make a brief comment about the fact that the two young journalists, euna lee and laura ling are safely back with their families. we are obviously extraordinarily relieved. i had an opportunity to speak with the families yesterday once we knew that they were on the plane. the reunion that we have all seen on television, i think is a source of happiness not only for the families, but for the entire country. >>> we want to know what you think about this, does former president clinton's mission, do you believe open the doors to better relations with north korea at this point? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. and you can text us your views at hlntv. >>> police say a man killed himself after firing 50 bul
in this morning. you also reach us by e-mail, journal@c-span.org, and on twitter. the obama's are not in the white house this week, but the white house will have a special visitor this week. a philadelphia family will get a tour of the white house. one dozen of the descendants of jennings will view the famous gilbert stuart portrait of washington. the story this morning that we are asking you about is afghanistan. here is the front page of "the new york times." the military says that the afghan forces is insufficient. "military troops sought for procurement in war. the chief envoy to the region this weekend said that they did not have enough troops to do their job, pushed past their limits by taliban rebels who operate across the borders. taliban insurgents continued to bombard the towns and villages with rockets despite a new influx of american troops. in eastern afghanistan, a network of militants has become a main source of attacks against american troops and their afghan allies." further down, "the assessment comes after stanley mcchrystal revealed that he was working to complete a major war s
in atlanta. 5:00 a.m. on the west coast. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. >> i'm in today for t.j. holmes. we are getting new information on that helicopter plane collision over the hudson this morning. nine people died in that crash and at this moment divers are getting back into the water for the recovery effort. we'll talk live to the national transportation safety board in a few minutes. >>> also, this video, chaos in california. fires, inmates, and injuries overnight at a prison. >>> plus, health care reform, what is really going on? >> i read things about the house health care plan and found that much of what they're telling me is not true. >> congressional members holding health care town hall meetings are hearing an earful. >>> well, investigators, they are searching the murky waters of the hudson river this morning for clues as to what caused a helicopter and small plane to collide yesterday. no one is believed to have survived. searchers pulled three of the bodies from the water yesterday. susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: as is sun sets, divers who could ba
know you're following that for us. >>> and we just want to give you a quick look at how we got here. laura ling and euna lee were arrested march 17th after allegedly crossing into north korea from china. they were working on a story on human trafficking for al gore's startup media venture, current tv. then in june the pair was convicted of illegal entry and so-called hostile acts. in a close trial they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. now, let's go ahead and chart the clinton connection. you've got ling and lee and they work for current tv which is owned, of course, by al gore. and then al gore was clinton's vp, the former president, married to secretary of state, hillary clinton, now in africa. no role, by the way, in bill's private mention. so, you can see the connection to all the players going on right now in this. so, is this just one big photo-op or a turning point in one of the world's more dangerous disputes? let's ask our international security analyst, nuclear weapons expert also and president of plowshares fund, he joins me live from washington. joe, let's just l
to reservation, very often using the name martine. he had lots of fake ids that had those names on them. but he changed his name a lot and eventually he made his way down to the reservation down in tucson where he eventually was arrested where he changed his whole way of working. he stopped doing environmental work in this kind of way and he started working with indian youth taking them to environmental events like at mount graham where they have giant controversies over giant telescopes over there. . they were with his tribe and the youth of his tribe and this is the arc that he had traveled. he was arrested in 1994 but when he went to his trial he was only tried for one fire that he set which was at michigan state in lansing, michigan. and even then they didn't have him setting the fire but for conspiracy. but even then he covered his tracks but unbeknownst to me and thousands of people following him. he had confessed everything but he had -- it had been sealed. the judge had sealed the confession and so no one could see it so i never learned about it until rod told me like five years later,
will start to climb with the southerly winds, at the moment on digital doppler all is quiet, most of us staying dry. we have clouds sitting on top of us, so a mix of sun and clouds for this afternoon, but nonetheless, quite warm with temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90. by the time we get to monday, temperatures near 100 degrees, very h stuff. it's about time, it is summer. eun, back to you for the news. >>> thank you, steve. history is happening today, first hispanic supreme court justice will be sworn in. sonia sotomayor will take the oath twice, in a private ceremony with only her family and then a public ceremony. she will take her seat on the high court in september, when the justices convene for a special meeting. >>> the family ofunice kennedy shriver is gathered at her hospital this morning. the 88-year-old sister of president john f. kennedy has been hospitalized for about a week. california governor, arnold schwarzenegger, who is married to shriver's daughter, maria, is also said to be by her side. she's said to be in critical condition at a massachusetts hospital. shri
. the money will be used to improve infrastruck fur for trains to travel up to 95 miles per hour along o interstaid 95. it would run between peetdersburg and the district. >>> a memorable night for paul mccartney. it caused some to miss the show. there weren't any accidents or problems. it was just the sheer volume of traffic that caused the backup. it was comparable to that of a redskins home game. one limo driver expressed his frustration. >> a true night mair. people were driving me crazy to get here. go around, go up the shoulder, go up the other shoulder, do this, do that. >> well rs we were told the concert was great and mccartney even add addpecial song to the area.as was a song that micheld the president would want to sing for someone in his e. wusho us >>> for some students in our tho e,uswo schools in arilendxaae, run on a modifiedenal cdaada whh puts kids back inhen t classroot nd early bright a tomorrow morning e students a inla css nine week and then have a break for about three weeks. >>> a frightening fall for a philadelphia teenager as he drove his father's kaur off the
series. he's going to show us ho you to cook an egg. >> john almond's back there. we'll talk about tweeting and facebook. then we'll talk about john telling us about the outdoor amphitheater that you can set up this weekend. >> i was traying to find speakers all summer. now i knowy can't find them. he's got them. >> and omarosa, remember her from "the apprentice?" she's going to talk about a power summit. it will be good news. she will give us good lessons here today. >> action packed hour. >> let's get it going. >>> it's been a fantastic week in ocean city except for rain yesterday. they've added huge results from the great weather this morning they were down into the 60s, which is rather unusual at least during the mid-august. 70 degrees right now up the coast of rehoboth. we'll have the beach outlook coming your way in just a few minutes. great weekend to escape and tray to break some of that heat at the beach. 72 right now, a gorgeous start in downtown baltimore. a great day here. our two degree guarantee gets us up to 85 degrees. a fantastic day and a steam bath coming our wa
these charges. we will say, again, as we've said before that we said before when they left u.s. soil, they never intended to cross to north korea. according to the charges, they confessed. so we know they're sorry. we're very sorry. and we hope that the north korean government now will show compassion and just let them come home. >> lisa, i mean, does it concern you that the north korean government is saying they were there for a smear campaign, not acknowledging they were independent journalists? >> all we can say is that they are journalists and they were doing their job. my sister has been a journalist for years. and that's really all we can say. you know, we weren't in the courtroom. we don't know any sort of specifics other than what was released. we just hope, you know, given the fact that we know the girls have apologized profusely, that they will let the girls come home to us. it's been -- it's been three months. and that's been too long for us. >> stay with us. because coming up in five minutes' time, we're going to be talking to victor cha, the director of asian affairs at the white ho
guest today is martin crutsinger from the associated press. you can phone us with your comments. you can also send us messages by twitter. how much of this positive news that we are seeing -- is the white house taking credit for? how much of it is just change over time because the time has come? guest: president obama is a politician, so politicians will always take credit for good economic news because there will be blamed for bad economic news. it goes both ways. you're right, we have a business cycle. we were in a down. -- in a down period -- this has been the longest recession in the post-waworld war time, but this one does seem to be in the now. host: can you make predictions? guest: economists believe it could have been in the third quarter of this year. instead of the gdp shrinking that we could start to see a positive number. the problem is that most recoveries, unemployment is a lagging indicator. it is now at 9.4%. many forecast that it will go above 10%. it will probably peak in the spring or summer of next year. host: the get the sense that unemployment numbers are things tha
on detainee tactics. one of the headlines this morning says that the cia used a gun and a power drill to threaten duties. we want to get your reaction this morning. -- to threaten detainee's. in the paper this morning, reporting on this story -- here is the headline. it says a bush officials filed the charges over tactics in this terror case. the reporters with their leaves say that a cia officer who allegedly used a gun to intimidate it captured al qaeda suspect was formally disciplined for violating the agency's rules for conducting interrogations', but the bush administration justice department officials ultimately declined to file charges against him, according to two former intelligence officers familiar with the case. this is in "the washington post" today. there are a lot of related stories in the papers today. in this particular case they write that the cia officer eventually resigned. this was confirmed yesterday. inspector general's report which is slated to be released in the classified form tomorrow. the first call on all of this -- todd on the independent line. caller: he
to the u.s. district court for the southern district of new york the senate approved her nomination by unanimous consent. when president clinton in 1998 nominated her to the second circuit court of appeals the senate voted 67-29 to confirm her on an overwhelmingly bipartisan co. per now familiar personal story is no less impressive. the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the highest court in the country will inspire girls and young women everywhere to work hard and set their dreams high. americans look to the lawmakers to work together to make the country stronger. they expect us to put partisanship aside to advance the interest of the american people. if there is one issue we should be able to come together on to put aside our differences it is the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the united states supreme court. i look forward to having the opportunity to go to in support of her confirmation with the majority of my colleagues. thank you, mr. president and thank you senator klobuchar. >> i yield back
. rising sales and growing customer satisfaction for the u.s. auto industry. >>> prescription for change. health insurance cooperatives. what are they? and could they provide health insurance reform? >>> danger zone. afghanistan is rocked by violence just two days before presidential elections. >>> on guard. new concerns about serious side effects from a cancer vaccine, widely recommended for girls and young women. >>> and then, how many times can young women. >>> and then, how many times can a person make a comeback? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. we have begun this broadcast so many times with reports about the u.s. auto industry. rarely good news. sales down, jobs lost, factories closed, bankruptcies filed. but today, good news. gm says it is increasing production by 60,000 vehicles this year, and reinstating more than 1300 jobs, thanks in large measure by the cash for clunkers program. a new survey out today shows growing customer satisfaction with american cars. so, sharyn alfonsi joins us now. >> reporter: charlie, one dealer we spoke to today said, before the cas
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